Celebrating Midsummer or Litha

For my June blog post, I want to talk a bit about the celebration of Litha (lee-tha), also called Midsummer. This pagan holiday occurs during the Summer Solstice. Depending on the year, it happens anywhere between June 20th and June 22nd. Many forego looking for the exact astronomical date and simply celebrate on June 21st.

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May 1st: Beltane

For my May blog post, which I am posting early here towards the end of April, I want to talk a bit about the celebration of Beltane. Other than Samhain, Beltane is probably one of my most favorite Pagan holidays. Beltane takes place on May 1st, and in many places, it is still known as […]

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One version of the Wheel of the Year

Understanding the Pagan Wheel of the Year

The Wheel of the Year is a seasonal cycle of celebrations meant to help people attune to a particular type of energy associated with a particular time of the year. Almost all religions have some “calendar” that they use to mark important time periods in their faith’s history. Paganism is no different.  The Pagan calendar […]

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What is Ostara?

Celebrating the Spring Equinox

March 20-21 is a time when many people, including most pagans, celebrate the Spring Equinox. Depending upon the tradition one belongs to, this celebration goes by many names. For most, it’s called Ostara. Many times this is spelled Eostar. This is a happy pagan holiday with the focus being on rebirth. This holiday also has […]

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Yule - A Pagan Christmas

Yule – A Pagan Christmas

December 25th is traditionally known as Christmas. It is a period of time for gift-giving and for many, it’s also recognition of the birth of Christ Jesus. For believers of the old ways (Shamans, Witches, Wiccans, Pagans, etc) this day is celebrated sometime between the 20th and 22nd of December, usually on the night of […]

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